Cyber Leader Resources

If you are here as your organization’s Cyber Leader, these resources are intended to help you train your employees on the Core Four and your Business Continuity Plan to build a culture of cyber readiness at your organization.

The Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) recognizes the individual tasked with building a culture of cyber readiness at their organization may not have the time or resources to train employees on why they need Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) or the importance of updating their devices. That is why we have taken the first step for you by creating videos, email and PowerPoint templates, social media campaigns, and other resources to train employees.

Training Videos

Here are six short videos focused on the Core Four and your Business Continuity Plan from CRI’s YouTube channel. Share these videos with employees to keep them informed and engaged in the development of your organization’s cyber ready culture.

PowerPoint Template

This template provides the basics of what you will need to conduct an in-person, virtual, or hybrid training session for your workforce. With a few quick modifications, you will have a presentation for employees on your organization’s cyber readiness policies and procedures.

Email Templates

CRI understands that expecting overnight change is unrealistic. That’s why we have drafted these eight individual email templates for you to communicate with your employees as you work to implement the Cyber Readiness Program at your organization.

Social Media

Follow CRI on social media for weekly phishing examples, updates on new content, and other information to keep you informed as Cyber Leader.

Additional Resources

Over the past few years CRI has developed a few other pieces of content you might find useful in your role as the Cyber leader. Use the resources to train your workforce and expand your knowledge on different cyber topics.

Cyber Readiness Starter Kit – Cybersecurity Awareness Workforce Training (

Cyber Readiness Resources – Cybersecurity Tools for SMBs (

Cyber Insurance FAQs – Cyber Readiness Institute

A good Cyber Leader understands that cyber readiness isn’t a one-time box to check but a continual practice and habit where employees can see the value and big picture, appreciate the security impact they have as an individual, understand the personal security applications, and feel empowered to ask questions and change behavior. That’s why we want to provide you with some additional outside resources from trusted partners as you continue on your cyber readiness journey.

Cyber Guidance for Small Businesses | CISA

Cross-Sector Cybersecurity Performance Goals | CISA

CISA Insights: Guidance for MSPs and Small- and Mid-sized Businesses | CISA

Multifactor Authentication (MFA) Toolkit | CISA

CISA Regions | CISA

Secure by Design, Secure by Default | CISA

Phishing Infographic (

Malware, Phishing, and Ransomware | Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency CISA

Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks | CISA

Incident Response Training | CISA

Cloud Vulnerability Management | CISA

The Business Case for Security | CISA

Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools | CISA

Nonprofit Cyber

Additionally, check out Mastercard’s Trust Center and the Global Cyber Alliance’s Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business for a variety of additional resources as you continue on your cyber readiness journey:

Mastercard Trust Center | Cybersecurity Solutions for Every Business

GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Small Business | Sponsored by Mastercard (